The drooping tulip, or the chess flower, has been a protected native plant species in Slovenia since 1949, when a decree on the protection of natural heritage stated that “It may not be plucked, cut down, sold, offered for purchase or exported…”, with violators facing fines of up to 25,000 dinars and, in serious cases, even forced labor without imprisonment. Initially, the penalty applied only to individual plants, but today their habitat, which is being cruelly reduced by the draining of wetlands, fertilization, and early mowing of meadows, is also protected. Twenty years ago, the Ljubljana Marsh was home to dense patches of drooping tulips, but today the standard of a hundred flowers or more per square meter is a thing of the past. It impresses people with its large, drooping, wine-red flowers and a pattern resembling a chessboard. In Croatia, it is called ‵kockarica′ (the dice flower), and in English-speaking areas it is called the widow’s veil because of its toxic alkaloids. The drooping tulip is found in many Slovenian municipal coats of arms: Brezovica, Dobrovnik, Trnovska vas and Trzin.
  • Size: height 12/13 cm, width 7/8 cm
  • Material: Ceramics
  • In a gift bag with an attached certificate
  • Designed with love for details
  • An ideal gift for flower lovers and poppy fans